Zofia D.Barisas was born in Montreal, Canada. She attended the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School there and later moved to Toronto, where she studied Interior Design at Ryerson. She has renovated houses and landscaped gardens in Canada, the US and Mexico. She has traveled through the Americas, Europe and part of North Africa. She is fluent in four languages. She lives at the foot of the mountain in Jocotepec, Mexico, where she writes and paints.